Small Jack Sparrow Details From The Pirates Movies That Demand A Rewatch
When Disney first announced it was making a movie based on one of its old rides, most people thought the studio was off its rocker. That sentiment dissolved the second Captain Jack Sparrow came onto the silver screen, and it's all thanks to the absolutely brilliant performance of the inimitable Johnny Depp (as well as the commendable performances by the rest of the memorable cast). His work as Sparrow kept the franchise going for years, and fans have loved every aspect of his performance.
Fans have picked apart his performance, finding interesting details that make it all the better. Still, no matter how many times you watch the Pirates of the Caribbean films, there's no way to see every detail that shows up on the screen. Nevertheless, plenty of people have noticed them and posted their findings on the MovieDetails subreddit. This list takes a look at some of the best small Jack Sparrow details from the Pirates of the Caribbean films that demand a rewatch.
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Captain Jack Isn't Always Intoxicated Despite Appearances
From Redditor u/itty53:
In the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Jack Sparrow isn't constantly drunk, he has sea legs. When he's on land, he walks with a distinct sway. When he's on a boat, he walks straight as an arrow.
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Jack Is Well Read
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
In Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), Captain Jack Sparrow tells two of Barbossa's crewmen that "The deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers." This is a reference to Dante's Inferno, where the 9th circle of hell (the deepest circle) is Treachery.
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Jack's Song In 'Dead Man's Chest' Is Entirely Improvised
From Redditor u/melalegolas:
In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), the little song "I’ve got a jar of dirt" sung by Captain Jack Sparrow was completely improvised by Johnny Depp. That’s why the surprised reactions from the other actors are completely real.
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Jack's Syphilis Is Evident And Worsens Across The Franchise
From Redditor u/please-kill-me-69:
In the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003), Jack Sparrow has a red spot on this jaw. This red spot is a joke between Depp and the makeup department. The red spot is actually supposed to be syphilis, and it gets progressively more noticeable in each film.
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Captain Jack's Hats Float Because Johnny Depp Kept Losing Them In The Water
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), most of Jack Sparrow’s hats are made of rubber. This is because Johnny Depp kept losing them and throwing them overboard. After he lost ten leather hats, the costume designer started making them out of rubber so that they would float instead of sink.
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The Colors Of Jack's Beads & Rings Are Nautically SignificantPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures / Reddit
From Redditor u/der_innkeeper:
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Jack Sparrow has red and green beads in his beard braids, and red and green rings on his left and right index fingers, respectively. Red is used to demark the left/port side of a ship for navigation, and green for the right/starboard side.